The day after claiming the Democratic nomination for president, Hillary was all over the TV networks tonight. She appeared with Anderson Cooper on CNN discussing such topics as party unity, Bill Clinton's possible role in her administration, and her pick for Veep.
the post mortem, Jeffrey Toobin said what someone should have long ago:
that there is a word for what happened to Bernie Sanders - he lost and
needs to get over it. Toobin said the party has coddled Sanders long
enough, and it is time for him to get in line. He said Hillary cannot
tell Bernie this, but President Obama can and, he supposes, probably
will at their meeting tomorrow. He backed up his statement by arguing
that Hillary got the most votes, the most delegates, and the most
states. Case closed as far as he is concerned.
Hillary also spent some time last night before her big speech last night with ABC's David Muir. The segment aired on World News Tonight.
Hillary left the west coast, she also sat down with Mario Lopez, and
that segment aired tonight as well. It was very short and focused on
the history of the moment.
Finally, Lester Holt interviewed Hillary
for the Nightly News. She rejected the notion that Bernie Sanders
brought any new ideas to the table but praised the passion he inspired.
Lawrence O'Donnell replayed this at 10 EDT on MSNBC.
O'Donnell ended his hour recalling that other California primary. The
1968 one. I did not cry last night when Hillary claimed the nomination. I
knew she was going to do it, and thank God. She is healthy and fine.
But 1968..... I woke up early in the morning and the TV was on. I asked
my husband - "Why are they talking about JFK?" He said, "They are talking
about his brother."
The cortege went through NJ by train on the way to
D.C. People lined the tracks the whole way. It still hurts after all
these years. Eight years ago, after suspending her campaign, Hillary
Clinton went to the fields of California and began campaigning for the
Obama/Biden ticket. She had, long before that, filled the Bobby space in
my heart along with his Senate seat. Where she went and what she did
after accepting defeat was so much like Bobby as were her visions and
plans as laid out in her campaign that year. There is a grace in what
she did. There was a grace in Bobby.
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